NEWBERRY — A Clemson standout and NFL player told those at Monday’s Touchdown Club banquet that there is more to life than setting world records.
James Trapp dressed in black and gray played for the Los Angeles Raiders for six years after his career at Clemson and then for four years with the Baltimore Ravens before a year on the Jaguars roster.
During that time Trapp went to the Super Bowl, was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team and won the world championship in the 2000 m in 1993.
Trapp, who is now a chaplain at Clemson, said the awards were awesome but he became like a sponge where he took everything and never gave anything back.
In 1999, Trapp said he laid his life down to Christ after meeting with a chaplain in Baltimore.
Trapp told the largest crowd gathered at a Touchdown Club banquet to serve God will all their heart and money.
He added that faith also helped him get off his bed after suffering leukemia and being in the hospital for 74 days.
Trapp said at one time he was reckless on the field but now is reckless for Christ.
He added now he loves everyone even if they are a Gamecock fan.
“I want to infect you with a disease called love,” he told the crowd.
Trapp told the group that there are seeds in front of people every day and they can produce a forest.
He added that life is sweet, like a box of chocolates.
“Just like Saturday is going to be sweet,” said Trapp of the Clemson and Carolina game. “It is going to be sweet and I wear orange.”